Alert pizza delivery driver notices customer’s absence, saves his life

A Domino’s Pizza delivery driver in Marion County, Oregon, ended up saving a frequent customer’s life after he noticed he had not placed a regular order.

Sunday, the alert delivery driver called the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after his regular customer failed to order a pizza from the Salem-area company.

Tracey Hamblen, an employee at Domino’s on Silverton Road NE, called the sheriff’s office after not speaking with the customer in 11 days. Hamblen had formed a relationship with the victim because of the regular orders and was aware that the customer had severe health issues.

When the sheriff’s office arrived at the residence in the 4100 block of Penticton Circle NE, officers could hear a man calling for help from inside the residence. Deputies forced their way into the home and found Kirk Alexander, 48, of Salem, in need of immediate medical attention.

A release from the MCSO said thanks to the quick actions of Hamblen, Alexander is in stable condition in Salem Hospital. The sheriff’s office personally thanked Hamblen for his quick actions and willingness to take time out of his day to care for others.